Canadians De Grasse and Brown race to 1-2 finish in Diamond League 200

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OSLO — Canadians Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown raced to gold and silver in the 200 metres at the Bislett Games Diamond League meet on Thursday.

De Grasse, a triple Olympic medallist from Markham, Ont., ran 20.09 seconds. Toronto's Brown, who a week earlier captured the Canadian title in the 100 and 200 metres, finished in 20.38.

Sage Watson of Medicine Hat, Alta., was seventh in the women's 400 hurdles in 56.52.

Andrea Seccafien of Guelph, Ont., who smashed the Canadian record in the 10,000 metres in May, was ninth in the women's 5,000 in 15:10.00.

All of the Canadians competing had previously locked up their spots on the Olympic team, which will be announced Saturday. The Olympic qualifying window closed on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 1, 2021.

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